We stayed overnight in The Marker as we had a late afternoon meeting locally and decided to treat ourselves with something special. The Hotel is a Tier One accommodation in a relatively new part of the city, but still only a 20 min walk to Grafton St shopping. The area its situated in is young, dynamic and a mixture of modern online business and modern apartments with plenty of infrastructure to support it. Its adjacent to a new Theatre showing big productions. Inside the Hotel the reception lobby is modern, stylish and has a light / airy feel about it. The room we stayed in on Level 4 was also modern, plush, funky, with a luxurious bathroom. Lots of new types of charging points and an well stocked coffee machine. The corridors are very quiet and stylish with a dark theme. We didn’t get to see the spa or pool area as it was 9.30 pm and was closing for the evening. We dined on the roof terrace and were not disappointed with its setting and views. Although many ants enjoy the terrace too. Breakfast was served on the ground floor and again it has a lovely contemporary feel about it. Staff at Reception are very security conscious and Covid compliance aware, and are well trained in marshalling and shepherding guests to their restaurant, spa or room. This may create an edge of discomfort though as it may feel if one is being watched almost. Staff in general terms are more than helpful and polite. Parking is by Valet at the front door, although if it’s raining outside you will need an umbrella to get back to your vehicle even if its parked near the front door for you on departure. Breakfast was a nice experience served by a lovely waitress Caroline. It was disappointing though to read that Eggs Benidict are and additional 8 Euro charge to the Bed and Breakfast rate. Not too sure if the description of freshly squeezed orange juice was in fact true. Dinner the evening before was served for us on the chilled out terrace area. A wonderful setting. If one is gluten intolerant this may not be the place to expect a wide choice from the menu. Despite the best efforts from our servers Beibhinn and Scott who are a credit to the Hotel, it was a surprisingly disappointing outcome. The terrace restaurant menu, the allergen menu and even the bar menu from downstairs were presented for a GF choice. The chef was contacted and even that could not resolve the lack of available dishes to suit a customer whom is Gluten Intolerant. In the end a compromise was reached by removing parts of each course dish that had gluten in it. Surely there has got to be more than Salad, Steak, and Seafood for GF choices. No effort or imagination was used for GF choices. No dessert was GF that evening. The food that was presented was delicious and well prepared. I don’t think I am being fussy when mentioning the above allergan issues experienced as we have been in Hotels and Restaurants where the whole menu was GF. One hotel is less the 100m away from this location. For a tier one 5 star hotel, it is not acceptable to not have reasonable dietary alternatives. For this reason we cannot return or recommend and I can only state the hotel is only very good, but not excellent.…
Service from the first second to the last was as good as it gets. Old world charm and elegance didn’t prevent them installing rooms with more usb sockets than I’ve seen in the most high tech hotels. Also euro plug as well as standard Irish ones and usb at desk. Food in the lounge bar better than at lot of restaurants and not overly expensive. Do try espresso martini...Vegan breakfast a delight as was the service that went with it. Would like to mention 3 people who I have personally dealt with on my stay, Karoline, Andrea and Derek....stars of the hotel...good city centre location and mins walk from liffey...highly recommended.
Friendliest staff, amazing service. Food and drinks were delicious and the view of the rooftop bar was beautiful. Exquisite breakfast, best scrambled eggs ive had in a hotel. Valet service worth it due to location Gym and spa are very well equiped
One of the finest hotels in Dublin. Very efficient staff and the management team. Delighted with my stay there. All the amenities were spotless as is expected from a 5 star property. The staff were aware of all the covid protocols which put us at ease. The breakfast chef offered to make us a vegan breakfast. Absolutely delightful! Highly recommend!
Maybe if attending the Bord Gais Theatre or the Convention Centre location is then good. Otherwise I found the hotel a little off centre. Maybe its a personal choice but the decor was not my taste. The food was average. The pictures of the roof top bar wow but the reality is very different! I did like the pool area - loved the dark decor here. This one is ticked off my bucket list but I am unlikely to return